Fighting American: Rules of the Game

 FARG   (Awesome, 1997-1998)

™ and © Awesome

After the events of Awesome Entertainment’s first mini-series, John Flagg, the civilian identity of Fighting American, retired to his farm in Kansas. It is there that his cyborg partner, S.P.I.C.E., (Super Prototype Intelligent Cyborg Entity) comes to persuade him to return to the life to which he had been pledged. Flagg assures her that there is nothing that could make him put the costume back on. Eight pages later, after the bomb drops, (literally), he rethinks his position.

Rob Liefeld’s end run around Marvel’s lawsuit prompted by Agent America resurrected this Captain America parody created by Simon and Kirby. Though Fighting American was originally intended as satire in the 1950s, the modern day version is in its own way just as implausible.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  11/1/1997
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 Jeph LoebEd McGuinness

#1 Variation A

  11/1/1997
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Fighting American standing on coverJeph LoebEd McGuinness

#1 Variation B

  11/1/1997
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SPICE pointing gun on coverJeph LoebEd McGuinness

#1 Variation C

  11/1/1997
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Fighting American and SPICE cover; Dynamic Forces exclusive cover signed by Ed McGuinness; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityJeph LoebEd McGuinness

#2

  1/1/1998
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Flipbook; Fighting American vs. SPICE cover with brown background; Includes Swat! previewJeph Loeb, Elliot S! Maggin, Dan FragaEd McGuinness, Dan Fraga

#2 Variation A

  1/1/1998
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Flipbook; Fighting American vs. SPICE cover with white background; Includes Swat! previewJeph Loeb, Elliot S! Maggin, Dan FragaEd McGuinness, Dan Fraga

#2 Variation B

  1/1/1998
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Manga Fighting American cover; Flipbook; Includes Swat! previewJeph Loeb, Elliot S! Maggin, Dan FragaEd McGuinness, Dan Fraga

#3

  3/1/1998
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Fighting American cover; Final issueJeph LoebEd McGuinness

#3 Variation A

  3/1/1998
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 Jeph LoebEd McGuinness